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Scumball Alert! Police Arrest Two People For Leaving Child In Running Car While Stealing From Contra Costa Home Depot


Hercules police arrested two would-be thieves earlier this week for alleged child endangerment, drugs and weapons violations after searching their vehicle and one of the suspect’s homes.

Police were called to Home Depot at 4:24 p.m. Monday for a theft in progress.

Officers contacted the pair of suspects as they were leaving the store and headed toward their vehicle, which was parked in a handicapped spot with an infant left alone in the still-running Chevy Cruz.


Officers recognized them, one of whom they knew was on felony probation for robbery. During a vehicle search, officers found large quantities of marijuana allegedly packaged for sales and promethazine with no prescription label.

Police arrested both suspects on suspicion of drug violations and child endangerment. A family member responded to the scene and took custody of the child.

Police then conducted a probation search of one of the suspect’s Hercules residence. They allegedly found a larger quantity of marijuana as well as an unregistered Micro Draco Assault Weapon, and an unregistered pistol.

Both suspects were booked into Martinez Detention Facility on various firearm, marijuana and child endangerment allegations, police said.



inmotion February 21, 2024 - 4:12 PM - 4:12 PM

The gall, parking in a handicapped spot.

Eastbaybella February 21, 2024 - 4:27 PM - 4:27 PM

Uhhh, names please!!
We have to properly drag them through the dirt don’t we??

domo February 22, 2024 - 6:36 AM - 6:36 AM

… and pictures!

prairiegirl February 21, 2024 - 4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Unbelievable! I hope they throw the book at this pair, but it probably won’t happen.

Concord Guy February 21, 2024 - 4:33 PM - 4:33 PM

Good job Hercules PD! Becton must throw the book at these disgusting criminals.

Badge1104 February 21, 2024 - 5:16 PM - 5:16 PM

District attorney Becton is on the record saying that she will not prosecute property crimes of less than $950 that are done out of need… so there’s the answer of what’s going to happen to them.

Concord Guy February 22, 2024 - 1:29 PM - 1:29 PM

In this instant case, however, there are felony child endangerment, weapons and drug charges on top of the theft charges. And a violation of felony probation. This cries out for continuing detention and full prosecution.

MovingOutOfCA February 23, 2024 - 1:23 AM - 1:23 AM

Yet they are already out on probation…. So I doubt they take the “law” seriously or worry about any consequences. Why should they, this same story repeats itself over and over all throughout this state every single day, and multiple times a day. Criminals don’t worry about “charges”, they just go free, unless they murder someone and even that doesn’t mean prison time.

The Observer February 21, 2024 - 5:14 PM - 5:14 PM

I’m surprised that some other criminal didn’t jump in their car and drive off, since they left it running.

Angry American February 22, 2024 - 4:17 PM - 4:17 PM

kid likely had a gun (sarcasm)

Lamorinda Larry February 22, 2024 - 7:48 PM - 7:48 PM

Nobody wants to steal a Chevy Cruz. They just suck,

Bob February 21, 2024 - 5:42 PM - 5:42 PM

That’s a Snoop & Willie holiday weekend amount of kush right there

Original G February 21, 2024 - 6:14 PM - 6:14 PM
Setmefree February 21, 2024 - 6:52 PM - 6:52 PM

The REAL SCUMBAGS are the FRAUDULANTLY ELECTED politicians who let them come across the border into our cities and also let all the felons out of prison during scamdemic! You will reap what you sow. All you witches and evildoers who are behind this agenda will face God’s most harshest judgement!

BOB February 21, 2024 - 7:04 PM - 7:04 PM

I thought you had to promise to be good to get probation.

THELASTUNICORN February 21, 2024 - 7:35 PM - 7:35 PM

scumball more like scumbag!

Dr. Jellyfinger February 22, 2024 - 7:05 AM - 7:05 AM

Scumball: A contemptible or despicable person, often characterized by immoral or dishonest behavior.

Scumbag: A person who is despicable or contemptible bum, crumb, dirty dog, git , lowlife , puke, rat, rotter, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, a person who is not pleasant or agreeable.

Take your pick.

Larry U. February 21, 2024 - 7:41 PM - 7:41 PM

The “micro Draco assault weapon” is a scary thing. You can hide it under your jacket and then open up 30 rounds. Glad that’s off the street. Unreal.

Yoyohop February 22, 2024 - 8:18 AM - 8:18 AM

It’s scary to you, because you have a knee jerk reaction when the government labels something as an assault weapon. To most people though, it’s just a small semi auto with a 30 round clip.

Larry U. February 22, 2024 - 5:49 PM - 5:49 PM

Ok. So you aren’t glad it’s off the streets. Good for you bud.

Rollo Tomasi February 22, 2024 - 10:15 PM - 10:15 PM

I think the point is, why this firearm being “off the streets” is any more significant than any other firearm with illegal capacity (in California) being confiscated?

Dr. Jellyfinger February 24, 2024 - 3:21 PM - 3:21 PM

As a matter of fact anyone who is halfway familiar with their semi automatic or bolt action firearm should be able to change magazines within 2 or 3 seconds. 3 – 10 round magazines would be preferable to one bulky/heavy 30 round magazine IMHO. Geez…. how about a little fire discipline?

Aunt Barbara February 21, 2024 - 9:46 PM - 9:46 PM

Another little child saved from growing up to be a messed up burden on society,,,, hopefully!

FPN February 22, 2024 - 6:45 PM - 6:45 PM

The child was given to a family member. The child is not saved.

Amy February 21, 2024 - 11:21 PM - 11:21 PM

Child Protective Services doesn’t live up to its name.

Chris February 22, 2024 - 2:11 AM - 2:11 AM

Out on probation for Felony Robbery. That’s my girl Diana Becton. This D.A. is dangerous who causes destruction.

WC---Creeker February 22, 2024 - 6:05 AM - 6:05 AM

Hmmm, gun laws are in place to prevent people from having those type of weapons. Oh, right, criminals don’t care about laws. But the politicians will keep making them., so they can say they are making a difference!

your neighbor the immigrant February 22, 2024 - 6:21 AM - 6:21 AM

What could they possibly be trying to steal from Home Depot with all that weed in hand? They sell Mini bags there?🤔

Dr. Jellyfinger February 22, 2024 - 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM


domo February 22, 2024 - 6:39 AM - 6:39 AM

Good job LE! … now Becton do yours and lock the revolving door!

Pepe February 22, 2024 - 7:05 AM - 7:05 AM

It seems that all the criminals they catch with illegal guns and drugs have been arrested before or are on probation. If criminals were put in prison like they should be our streets would be safe and crime would be shocking instead of normal everyday life like it is today.
Two questions, why do our politicians want more criminals on the street to prey on and assault innocent citizens and why do we the people keep voting them back into office?

MovingOutOfCA February 23, 2024 - 1:30 AM - 1:30 AM

“We” don’t keep voting these politicians into office. Not everyone votes for the liberal agenda here in CA. Hopefully soon the people will start voting differently and we can see change in this state. It will take a long time, however I am hopeful.

MikeT February 22, 2024 - 8:49 AM - 8:49 AM

Use them for target pratice and be done with it..

Robert Laster February 22, 2024 - 12:57 PM - 12:57 PM

With that kind of gun isn’t it a federal case then.

Rollo Tomasi February 22, 2024 - 1:43 PM - 1:43 PM

Why would it be federal jurisdiction? That firearm is perfectly legal in most states in the US, just not here in the land of fruits and nuts.

Atticus Thraxx February 22, 2024 - 7:52 PM - 7:52 PM

Let’s also ask what is meant by “an unregistered pistol. ” as pistols are not required to be “registered” in California. Yet.

Atticus Thraxx February 22, 2024 - 7:46 PM - 7:46 PM

If you sat down and tried to write how many criminal offenses you could commit all at the same time, this might be hard to beat. ‘Murica 😉

v February 22, 2024 - 9:21 PM - 9:21 PM

& by end of week, will be @ another store, with another kid in a different car(stolen of course), new weapons & more drugs…..

MovingOutOfCA February 23, 2024 - 1:32 AM - 1:32 AM

I find it very suspicious they didn’t disclose their names.

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